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Watch the Honk That Tonk online guitar lesson by TrueFire from Play Country Guitar 9: Advanced Lick Vocabulary

Honk That Tonk - Lick 48 is a video guitar lesson presented by Ray Nijenhuis and is sourced from 50 Western Swing Licks You MUST Know.

This E7 to A lick would fit right in a 50s honky tonk country solo. The use of open strings is very reminiscent of the way Billy Byrd played when he was with Ernest Tubb and the Texas Troubadours. Note that it is played staccato and there are no hammer-ons or pull-offs.